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EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

UNDATED -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 office in Dallas is accepting grant applications for $100,000 in funding to support projects designed to educate and enable communities to understand and address local health and environmental issues.

These grants are available in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Eligible applicants from non-profit, faith-based and tribal organizations working in the community of the proposed project are encouraged to apply.

EPA Region 6 will award four grants of $25,000 to support projects that address a community's local environmental issues through collaborative partnerships.

How does your brain work?

How does your brain work?

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- What happens in an emergency room? How does our brain work? Find out at GENERAL HOSPITAL/BRAIN AWARENESS, a special educational event at the Museum of Discovery, March 10-12, 2011.

Thanks to underwriting from the Arkansas Bioscience Institute and the Arkansas Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, the first 464 visitors on Saturday, March 12 will get free admission to the Museum of Discovery. First come, first served. Demonstrations and hands-on activities are designed to teach elementary and high school students about brain and nervous system function, and what may go wrong in certain disorders of the nervous system.

"The human body is amazing," says Susan Bennett, Museum educator. "Although we study human anatomy and physiology in school, we often forget how wonderful it is on a daily basis.

"Head North to Health"

"Head North to Health"

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - McCain Mall and Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock will team up again to hold the “Head North to Health” event, an annual city-wide health fair at the mall on Saturday, Feb. 19.

Take advantage of free services such as PSA screenings for men, cholesterol count, blood sugar count, carbon monoxide screenings. body mass index, and blood pressure.

The event is free and open to the community. The first 250 participants will receive a special gift and door prizes will be drawn hourly.

“Head North to Health” with be Saturday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. until noon at McCain Mall. For more information, contact Lisa Meyer, Director of Marketing and Business Development, at (501) 758-6317.

Get your free screening at the health fair

Get your free screening at the health fair

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Baptist Health will host its annual Head North to Health Fair where hundreds of participants each year over the last 20 years have received free health screenings. In some cases those screenings have even saved lives.

The screenings will be given 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 19 on the lower level of McCain Mall in North Little Rock.

Body Walk exhibit teaches kids about health

Body Walk exhibit teaches kids about health

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. - An innovative, exciting way to learn about the importance of good nutrition and physical fitness is coming to students at Dupree Elementary School.

The Body Walk exhibit opens Friday, Feb. 4 starting at 8:30 a.m. and will be open throughout the school day.

After being awarded a grant for a one-semester school-wide nutrition education program, the school chose the motto, “Healthy Bodies Make Healthy Minds.” The Body Walk exhibit, operated by University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, is an exciting event the school chose because of the great opportunity for students to learn about the importance of making healthy food choices and being physically active.

Students will have the opportunity to explore the human body with “The OrganWise Guys” as their guides.

Baptist Medical "heads north to health"

Baptist Medical "heads north to health"

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –  Come join the healthy fun as Baptist Health  presents the annual HEAD NORTH TO HEALTH Fair and screening event Saturday, Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon on the lower level at McCain Mall in North Little Rock.

For more than 20 years, Baptist Health has hosted this event, which attracts hundreds of people from across central Arkansas who take advantage of free health screenings such as body mass index, carbon monoxide, blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and PSA for men. Over the years, the nurses at this event have helped countless Arkansans become aware of dangerous health issues that they otherwise would have never known about.

In addition, the first 250 participants will receive a special gift, and door prizes will be given away hourly. Don’t miss Head North to Health for free screenings that might just save your life.
 

Baptist Health is the state’s most comprehensive healthcare system.